List of English districts by area

This is a list of districts of England ordered by area, according to Standard Area Measurements published by the Office for National Statistics.[1]

More than 1,000 km²

Rank District Area km² Area mi² Type Ceremonial county
1Northumberland[2]5,014 1,936Unitary, district and countyNorthumberland
2Cornwall3,546 1,369Unitary, district and countyCornwall
3Wiltshire3,255 1,257Unitary, district and countyWiltshire
4Shropshire3,197 1,234Unitary, district and countyShropshire
5Dorset2,491 962Unitary, district and countyDorset
6East Riding of Yorkshire2,405 929Unitary, districtEast Riding of Yorkshire
7County Durham2,226 859Unitary, district and countyCounty Durham
8Herefordshire2,180 840Unitary, district and countyHerefordshire
9Eden2,142 827DistrictCumbria
10East Lindsey1,765 681DistrictLincolnshire
11South Lakeland1,534 592DistrictCumbria
12Ryedale1,507 582DistrictNorth Yorkshire
13King's Lynn and West Norfolk1,439 556BoroughNorfolk
14Richmondshire1,319 509DistrictNorth Yorkshire
15Hambleton1,311 506DistrictNorth Yorkshire
16Harrogate1,308 505DistrictNorth Yorkshire
17Breckland1,305 504DistrictNorfolk
18East Suffolk1,262 487DistrictSuffolk
19Allerdale1,242 480BoroughCumbria
20Somerset West and Taunton1,188 459DistrictSomerset
21Craven1,177 454 DistrictNorth Yorkshire
22Cheshire East1,166 450 Unitary, districtCheshire
23Cotswold1,165 450 DistrictGloucestershire
24West Devon1,160 450 BoroughDevon
25West Lindsey1,156 446 DistrictLincolnshire
26North Devon1,086 419 DistrictDevon
27Carlisle1,039 401CityCumbria
28West Suffolk1,035 400DistrictSuffolk

100–1,000 km²

Rank District Area km² Area mi² Type Ceremonial county
29Torridge983.9 379.9DistrictDevon
30Stratford-on-Avon977.9 377.6DistrictWarwickshire
31North Norfolk962.5 371.6DistrictNorfolk
32South Somerset959.0 370.3DistrictSomerset
33South Kesteven942.6 363.9DistrictLincolnshire
34North Kesteven922.5 356.2DistrictLincolnshire
35Cheshire West and Chester916.7 353.9Unitary, districtCheshire
36Mid Devon912.9 352.5 DistrictDevon
37South Norfolk907.7 350.5DistrictNorfolk
38Huntingdonshire906.2 349.9DistrictCambridgeshire
39Aylesbury Vale902.8 348.6DistrictBuckinghamshire
40South Cambridgeshire901.6 348.1DistrictCambridgeshire
41South Hams886.5 342.3 DistrictDevon
42Mid Suffolk871.1 336.3 DistrictSuffolk
43North Lincolnshire846.3 326.8 Unitary, boroughLincolnshire
44Wealden833.2 321.7 DistrictEast Sussex
45Scarborough816.5 315.3 BoroughNorth Yorkshire
46East Devon814.4 314.4 DistrictDevon
47Derbyshire Dales792.4 305.9 DistrictDerbyshire
48Chichester786.2 303.6 DistrictWest Sussex
49New Forest753.0 290.7 DistrictHampshire
50South Holland750.9 289.9 DistrictLincolnshire
51Mendip739.4 285.5 DistrictSomerset
52Copeland731.7 282.5 BoroughCumbria
53Central Bedfordshire715.7 276.3 Unitary, districtBedfordshire
54West Oxfordshire714.4 275.8 DistrictOxfordshire
55West Berkshire704.2 271.9 Unitary, districtBerkshire
56South Oxfordshire678.5 262.0 DistrictOxfordshire
57Teignbridge673.9 260.2 DistrictDevon
58Wychavon663.5 256.2 DistrictWorcestershire
59Daventry662.6 255.8 DistrictNorthamptonshire
60Winchester661.0 255.2 CityHampshire
61Newark and Sherwood651.3 251.5DistrictNottinghamshire
62East Cambridgeshire651.3 251.5DistrictCambridgeshire
63Uttlesford641.2 247.6DistrictEssex
64Bassetlaw637.8 246.3DistrictNottinghamshire
65South Northamptonshire634.0 244.8DistrictNorthamptonshire
66Basingstoke and Deane633.8 244.7BoroughHampshire
67Test Valley627.6 242.3BoroughHampshire
68Braintree611.7 236.2DistrictEssex
69Selby599.3 231.4 DistrictNorth Yorkshire
70Stafford598.2 231.0 DistrictStaffordshire
71Babergh593.8 229.3 DistrictSuffolk
72Harborough591.8 228.5 DistrictLeicestershire
73Cherwell588.7 227.3 DistrictOxfordshire
74Ribble Valley583.2 225.2 BoroughLancashire
75Ashford580.6 224.2 BoroughKent
76Vale of White Horse577.6 223.0 DistrictOxfordshire
77Malvern Hills577.1 222.8 DistrictWorcestershire
78Staffordshire Moorlands575.8 222.3 DistrictStaffordshire
79Lancaster576.2 222.5 City (1937)Lancashire
80Doncaster568.0 219.3 Metropolitan boroughSouth Yorkshire
81Sedgemoor564.4 217.9 DistrictSomerset
82Broadland552.4 213.3 DistrictNorfolk
83Leeds551.7 213.0 Metropolitan borough, city (1893)West Yorkshire
84Fenland546.5 211.0 DistrictCambridgeshire
85High Peak539.1 208.1 BoroughDerbyshire
86Horsham530.3 204.7 DistrictWest Sussex
87Forest of Dean526.3 203.2 DistrictGloucestershire
88East Hampshire514.4 198.6 DistrictHampshire
89Rother509.4 196.7 DistrictEast Sussex
90East Northamptonshire509.8 196.8 DistrictNorthamptonshire
91South Gloucestershire496.9 191.9 Unitary, districtGloucestershire
92Melton481.4 185.9 BoroughLeicestershire
93Bedford476.4 183.9 Unitary, boroughBedfordshire
94East Hertfordshire[3]475.7 183.7 DistrictHertfordshire
95Stroud460.7 177.9 DistrictGloucestershire
96Tewkesbury414.4 160.0 BoroughGloucestershire
97Rushcliffe409.2 158.0 BoroughNottinghamshire
98Kirklees408.6 157.8 Metropolitan boroughWest Yorkshire
99South Staffordshire407.3 157.3 DistrictStaffordshire
100Maidstone393.3 151.9 BoroughKent
101East Staffordshire387.0 149.4 BoroughStaffordshire
102Isle of Wight380.2 146.8 Unitary, countyIsle of Wight
103Rutland381.8 147.4 Unitary, districtRutland
104North Hertfordshire375.4 144.9 DistrictHertfordshire
105North Somerset373.8 144.3 Unitary, districtSomerset
106Swale374.5 144.6 BoroughKent
107Sevenoaks369.2 142.5 DistrictKent
108Sheffield367.9 142.0 Metropolitan borough, city (1893)South Yorkshire
109Bradford366.4 141.5 Metropolitan borough, city (1897)West Yorkshire
110Calderdale364.0 140.5 Metropolitan boroughWest Yorkshire
111Boston364.9 140.9 BoroughLincolnshire
112Maldon358.7 138.5 DistrictEssex
113Folkestone and Hythe356.8 137.8 DistrictKent
114Rugby351.1 135.6 BoroughWarwickshire
115West Lancashire346.8 133.9 DistrictLancashire
116Bath and North East Somerset345.9 133.6 Unitary, districtSomerset
117Waverley345.2 133.3 BoroughSurrey
118Peterborough343.4 132.6 Unitary, city (1541)Cambridgeshire
119Epping Forest339.0 130.9 DistrictEssex
120Chelmsford338.8 130.8 City (2012)[4]Essex
121Wakefield338.6 130.7 Metropolitan borough, city (1888)West Yorkshire
122South Derbyshire338.1 130.5 DistrictDerbyshire
123Tendring337.7 130.4 DistrictEssex
124Mid Sussex334.0 129.0 DistrictWest Sussex
125Tunbridge Wells331.3 127.9 BoroughKent
126Lichfield331.3 127.9 DistrictStaffordshire
127Colchester329.1 127.1 BoroughEssex
128Barnsley329.1 127.1 Metropolitan boroughSouth Yorkshire
129Wycombe324.6 125.3 DistrictBuckinghamshire
130Dover315.1 121.7 DistrictKent
131Canterbury308.9 119.3 CityKent
132Milton Keynes308.6 119.2 Unitary, boroughBuckinghamshire
133Hinckley and Bosworth297.3 114.8 BoroughLeicestershire
134Lewes292.1 112.8 DistrictEast Sussex
135Telford and Wrekin290.3 112.1 Unitary, boroughShropshire
136Rotherham286.5 110.6 Metropolitan boroughSouth Yorkshire
137North Warwickshire284.3 109.8 BoroughWarwickshire
138Warwick282.9 109.2 DistrictWarwickshire
139Wyre282.1 108.9 BoroughLancashire
140North West Leicestershire279.3 107.8 DistrictLeicestershire
141Charnwood279.0 107.7 BoroughLeicestershire
142North East Derbyshire275.6 106.4 DistrictDerbyshire
143York271.9 105.0 Unitary, cityNorth Yorkshire
144Guildford270.9 104.6 BoroughSurrey
145Birmingham267.8 103.4 Metropolitan borough, city (1889)West Midlands
146Amber Valley265.4 102.5 BoroughDerbyshire
147Mole Valley258.3 99.7 DistrictSurrey
148Tandridge248.2 95.8 DistrictSurrey
149Redcar and Cleveland244.8 94.5 Unitary, boroughNorth Yorkshire
150Tonbridge and Malling240.1 92.7 BoroughKent
151Kettering233.5 90.2 BoroughNorthamptonshire
152Swindon230.1 88.8 Unitary, boroughWiltshire
153Arun220.9 85.3 DistrictWest Sussex
154Bromsgrove217.0 83.8 DistrictWorcestershire
155Hart215.3 83.1 DistrictHampshire
156Dacorum212.5 82.0 BoroughHertfordshire
157Newcastle-under-Lyme211.0 81.5 BoroughStaffordshire
158Stockton-on-Tees205.0 79.2 Unitary, boroughDurham and North Yorkshire
159Chorley202.8 78.3 BoroughLancashire
160Darlington197.5 76.3 Unitary, boroughDurham
161Windsor and Maidenhead196.5 75.9 Unitary, Royal BoroughBerkshire
162Chiltern196.3 75.8 DistrictBuckinghamshire
163Wyre Forest195.4 75.4 DistrictWorcestershire
164Medway193.5 74.7 Unitary, boroughKent
165North East Lincolnshire191.9 74.1 Unitary, boroughLincolnshire
166Wigan188.2 72.7 Metropolitan boroughGreater Manchester
167Warrington180.6 69.7 Unitary, boroughCheshire
168Wokingham179.0 69.1 Unitary, boroughBerkshire
169Solihull178.3 68.8 Metropolitan boroughWest Midlands
170Great Yarmouth174.5 67.4 BoroughNorfolk
171Rochford169.5 65.4 DistrictEssex
172Pendle169.4 65.4 BoroughLancashire
173Fylde165.8 64.0 BoroughLancashire
174Thurrock163.5 63.1 Unitary, boroughEssex
175Wellingborough163.0 62.9 BoroughNorthamptonshire
176Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole161.3 62.3UnitaryDorset
177St Albans161.2 62.2 City (1877)Hertfordshire
178Bolsover160.3 61.9 DistrictDerbyshire
179Rochdale158.1 61.0 Metropolitan boroughGreater Manchester
180Wirral157.0 60.6 Metropolitan boroughMerseyside
181Sefton155.0 59.8 Metropolitan boroughMerseyside
182Brentwood153.1 59.1 BoroughEssex
183Bromley150.1 58.0 London boroughGreater London
184Gateshead[2]142.4 55.0 Metropolitan boroughTyne and Wear
185Oldham142.3 54.9 Metropolitan boroughGreater Manchester
186Preston142.3 54.9 City (2002)Lancashire
187South Bucks141.3 54.6 DistrictBuckinghamshire
188Bolton139.8 54.0 Metropolitan boroughGreater Manchester
189Rossendale138.0 53.3 BoroughLancashire
190Sunderland137.4 53.1 Metropolitan borough, city (1992)Tyne and Wear
191Blackburn with Darwen137.0 52.9 Unitary, boroughLancashire
192St Helens136.4 52.7 Metropolitan boroughMerseyside
193Blaby130.5 50.4 DistrictLeicestershire
194Welwyn Hatfield129.5 50.0 DistrictHertfordshire
195Reigate and Banstead129.1 49.8 BoroughSurrey
196Stockport126.0 48.6 Metropolitan boroughGreater Manchester
197Gedling120.0 46.3 BoroughNottinghamshire
198Hillingdon115.7 44.7 London boroughGreater London
199Manchester115.6 44.6 Metropolitan borough, city (1853)Greater Manchester
200Newcastle upon Tyne113.5 43.8 Metropolitan borough, city (1882)Tyne and Wear
201South Ribble113.0 43.6 BoroughLancashire
202Havering112.3 43.4 London boroughGreater London
203Liverpool111.8 43.2 Metropolitan borough, city (1880)Merseyside
204Burnley110.7 42.7 BoroughLancashire
205Basildon110.0 42.5 DistrictEssex
206Erewash109.6 42.3 BoroughDerbyshire
207Bristol109.7 42.4 Unitary, city (1542)Bristol
208Ashfield109.6 42.3 DistrictNottinghamshire
209Bracknell Forest109.4 42.2 Unitary, boroughBerkshire
210Trafford106.0 40.9 Metropolitan boroughGreater Manchester
211Walsall104.0 40.2 Metropolitan boroughWest Midlands
212Thanet103.3 39.9 DistrictKent
213Tameside103.2 39.8 Metropolitan boroughGreater Manchester
214Hertsmere101.1 39.0 BoroughHertfordshire

Less than 100 km²

Rank District Area km² Area mi² Type Ceremonial county
215Bury99.46 38.40Metropolitan boroughGreater Manchester
216Gravesham99.02 38.23BoroughKent
217Coventry98.64 38.09Metropolitan borough, city (1345)West Midlands
218Dudley97.96 37.82Metropolitan boroughWest Midlands
219Salford97.20 37.53Metropolitan borough, city (1926)Greater Manchester
220Surrey Heath95.09 36.71BoroughSurrey
221Elmbridge95.05 36.70BoroughSurrey
222Hartlepool93.56 36.12Unitary, boroughDurham
223Stoke-on-Trent93.45 36.08Unitary, city (1925)Staffordshire
224Three Rivers88.82 34.29DistrictHertfordshire
225Barnet86.75 33.49London boroughGreater London
226Croydon86.49 33.39London boroughGreater London
227Knowsley86.50 33.40Metropolitan boroughMerseyside
228Sandwell85.56 33.03Metropolitan boroughWest Midlands
229Brighton & Hove82.79 31.97Unitary, city (2000)East Sussex
230North Tyneside82.32 31.78Metropolitan boroughTyne and Wear
231Enfield80.83 31.21London boroughGreater London
232Northampton80.77 31.19BoroughNorthamptonshire
233Corby80.28 31.00BoroughNorthamptonshire
234Broxtowe80.10 30.93BoroughNottinghamshire
235Plymouth79.83 30.82Unitary, city (1928)Devon
236Eastleigh79.76 30.80BoroughHampshire
237Halton79.08 30.53Unitary, boroughCheshire
238Nuneaton and Bedworth78.95 30.48BoroughWarwickshire
239Cannock Chase78.88 30.46DistrictStaffordshire
240Runnymede78.04 30.13BoroughSurrey
241Derby78.03 30.13Unitary, city (1977)Derbyshire
242Barrow-in-Furness77.98 30.11BoroughCumbria
243Mansfield76.70 29.61DistrictNottinghamshire
244Nottingham74.61 28.81Unitary, city (1897)Nottinghamshire
245Fareham74.24 28.66BoroughHampshire
246Leicester73.34 28.32Unitary, city (1919)Leicestershire
247Hyndburn73.00 28.19BoroughLancashire
248Dartford72.76 28.09BoroughKent
249Hull71.45 27.59Unitary, city (1299)East Riding of Yorkshire
250Wolverhampton69.44 26.81Metropolitan borough, city (2000)West Midlands
251Chesterfield66.04 25.50BoroughDerbyshire
252South Tyneside64.39 24.86 Metropolitan boroughTyne and Wear
253Woking63.60 24.56 BoroughSurrey
254Torbay62.89 24.28 Unitary, boroughDevon
255Bexley60.58 23.39 London boroughGreater London
256Richmond upon Thames57.41 22.17 London boroughGreater London
257Redbridge56.42 21.78 London boroughGreater London
258Hounslow55.98 21.61 London boroughGreater London
259Ealing55.54 21.44 London boroughGreater London
260Havant55.37 21.38 BoroughHampshire
261Redditch54.25 20.95 BoroughWorcestershire
262Middlesbrough53.89 20.81 Unitary, boroughNorth Yorkshire
263Broxbourne51.44 19.86 BoroughHertfordshire
264Harrow50.46 19.48 London boroughGreater London
265Southampton49.91 19.27 Unitary, city (1964)Hampshire
266Greenwich47.33 18.27 London boroughGreater London
267Exeter47.04 18.16 CityDevon
268Cheltenham46.60 17.99 BoroughGloucestershire
269Oxford45.60 17.61 City (1542)Oxfordshire
270Castle Point45.07 17.40 BoroughEssex
271Crawley44.97 17.36 BoroughWest Sussex
272Spelthorne44.89 17.33 BoroughSurrey
273Eastbourne44.16 17.05 BoroughEast Sussex
274Sutton43.85 16.93 London boroughGreater London
275Luton43.35 16.74 Unitary, boroughBedfordshire
276Brent43.23 16.69 London boroughGreater London
277Adur41.93 16.19 DistrictWest Sussex
278Southend-on-Sea41.76 16.12 Unitary, boroughEssex
279Cambridge40.70 15.71 City (1951)Cambridgeshire
280Gloucester40.55 15.66 City (1541)Gloucestershire
281Reading40.40 15.60 Unitary, boroughBerkshire
282Portsmouth40.39 15.59 Unitary, city (1926)Hampshire
283Ipswich39.52 15.26 BoroughSuffolk
284Rushmoor39.05 15.08 BoroughHampshire
285Norwich39.02 15.07 City (1195)Norfolk
286Waltham Forest38.81 14.98 London boroughGreater London
287Merton37.62 14.53 London boroughGreater London
288Kingston upon Thames37.26 14.39 London borough, Royal BoroughGreater London
289Newham36.20 13.98 London boroughGreater London
290Barking and Dagenham36.11 13.94 London boroughGreater London
291Lincoln35.69 13.78 CityLincolnshire
292Lewisham35.15 13.57 London boroughGreater London
293Blackpool34.85 13.46 Unitary, boroughLancashire
294Wandsworth34.26 13.23 London boroughGreater London
295Epsom and Ewell34.08 13.16 BoroughSurrey
296Worcester33.28 12.85 City (1189)Worcestershire
297Slough32.54 12.56 Unitary, boroughBerkshire
298Worthing32.52 12.56 BoroughWest Sussex
299Tamworth30.85 11.91 BoroughStaffordshire
300Harlow30.54 11.79 DistrictEssex
301Hastings29.72 11.47 BoroughEast Sussex
302Haringey29.60 11.43 London boroughGreater London
303Southwark28.86 11.14 London boroughGreater London
304Lambeth26.81 10.35 London boroughGreater London
305Stevenage[3]25.97 10.03 BoroughHertfordshire
306Gosport25.36 9.79 BoroughHampshire
307Oadby and Wigston23.53 9.08 BoroughLeicestershire
308Camden21.79 8.41 London boroughGreater London
309Westminster21.49 8.30 London borough, city (1540)Greater London
310Watford21.43 8.27 BoroughHertfordshire
311Tower Hamlets19.79 7.64 London boroughGreater London
312Hackney19.05 7.36 London boroughGreater London
313Hammersmith and Fulham16.40 6.33 London boroughGreater London
314Isles of Scilly16.34 6.31 UnitaryCornwall
315Islington14.86 5.74 London boroughGreater London
316Kensington and Chelsea12.12 4.68 London borough, Royal BoroughGreater London
317City of London2.90 1.12 Unitary, cityCity of London

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